Canterbury - Col Du Grand Saint-Bernard



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Currently this is only a design of the route.



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In the year 990 Sigeric travels from Canterbury to Rome. He was appointed Archbishop at the end of 989 or the beginning of 990.
He makes the journey to receive the pallium from the pope in Rome. After his return he writes a report on his journey to Rome and back.
He records the churches he visited in Rome and mentioned all the important places he passed by on his way back.
It is unclear whether the places mentioned are also places where he spent the night, or places that showed a route to and from Rome.

Cycling the Via Francigena


The Italian part of the Via Francigena is almost perfectly documented for the cyclist.

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Together with this site the entire route from Canterbury to Rome for the bicycle is mapped.

The design of the route


Sigeric describes 79 stages in his report.
It is a list of churches, cities and probably also bridges. It turns out that it is not always easy to  identify these locations. For a number of locations there are several "translations" in circulation.

An extensive article by Veronica Ortenberg (fellow Oxford University) comments on many locations.

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For this trip I use the list as used by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF).
However, I will make remarks about locations that have several translations.

This route includes the English, French and Swiss stages.



Below an overview of the entire trip. In the left menu the detailled maps.




The places mentioned by Sigeric.

Number
Mentioned name

Identified as
80 Sumeran
Sombre, near Wissant
78 Gisne
Guîsnes
77 Teranburh
Thérouanne
76 Bruwaei
Bruay-en-Artois of Bruay-la-Buissière
75 Atherats
Arras
74 Duin
Doingt
73 Martinwaeth
Seraucourt-le-Grand Remark 1
72 Mundlothuin
Laon
71 Corbunei
Corbeny
70 Rems
Reims
69 Catheluns
Châlons-en-Champagne
68 Funtaine
Fontaine-sur-Coole
67 Domaniant
Donnement
66 Breone
Brienne-la-Vieille
65 Bar
Bar-sur-Aube
64 Blaecuile
Blessonville
63 Oisma
Humes Remark 2
62 Grenant
Grenant
61 Sefui
Seveux
60 Cuscei
Cussey-sur-l'Ognon
59 Bysiceon
Besançon
58 Nos
Nods
57 Punterlin
Pontarlier
56 Antifern
Jougne
Remark 3
55 Urba
Orbe
54 Losanna
Lausanne
53 Vivac
Vevey
52 Burbulei
Versvey
51 See Maurici
Saint-Maurice
50 Ursiores
Orsières
49 Petrecastel
Bourg-Saint-Pierre
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